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Every Vote Counts

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - - Belmont University men's basketball was among 'others receiving votes' in both national college basketball polls, for the week of Feb. 22.

Belmont received 80 voting points in the Associated Press Top 25 Poll and 45 voting points in the Ferris Mowers Men's Basketball Coaches Poll.

This marks the seventh consecutive week Belmont has earned national poll votes.

The Bruin program has received national Top 25 poll votes 10 of the last 11 years.

With victories over Jacksonville State and Tennessee Tech this past week, Belmont has won 30 consecutive conference games and an NCAA-best 20 consecutive road/neutral games.

Belmont and Gonzaga are the only two programs in America to win 36 of their last 37 games.

The Bruins rank Top 25 nationally in 18 statistical categories, including first in assists (461), second in 2-point field goal percentage (.620) and second in effective field goal percentage (.583).

Belmont leads the Ohio Valley Conference in 10 statistical categories.

Belmont's 303 conference victories since 2003 rank are tied for first nationally (Gonzaga).

Belmont (24-1, 18-0 OVC) returns to game action Thursday at Eastern Kentucky.

Belmont University men's basketball has earned postseason invitations 14 of the last 15 seasons, including nine berths to the NCAA Tournament. The Bruins have won 19 conference championships since 2006 - third-most nationally over that span (Gonzaga, Kansas). Belmont is one of only six NCAA Division I programs outside the Power 5 to post Top 100 rankings 10 consecutive seasons (BYU, Gonzaga, Saint Mary's (CA), San Diego State, Wichita State). Belmont is one of only six NCAA Division I programs to win 19 or more games 15 consecutive seasons (Duke, Gonzaga, Kansas, Michigan State, San Diego State). Belmont University men's basketball boasts an NCAA-leading 17 CoSIDA Academic All-America selections since 2001 and is the only NCAA Division I program to make the NCAA Academic Progress Rate (APR) Honor Roll every year of existence